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Nearly 20 earthquakes reported after magnitude 5.5 hits near Ridgecrest

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Posted at 7:42 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 10:42:43-04

The Ridgecrest area continues to shake Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after a magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit the region.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude 5.5 quake was reported just outside the Searles Valley at around 6:30 Wednesday night.

Since that quake, the USGS has reported 16 more aftershocks of at least a magnitude 2.5 in the Searles Valley and in nearby Trona and Coso Junction. They've ranged from 2.5 to 4.2.

No damage has been reported following the quakes.